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Seattle Aquarium, Seattle
(3.6/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
Located on Pier 59 with a view of the city, Seattle Aquarium hosts more than 800,000 visitors every year. The aquarium's goals of conservation and preservation mean many visitors take part in the site's educational programs. Some exhibits are interactive, such as the Life of a Drifter display that surrounds visitors with an aquarium full of jellyfish, starfish, and rockfish. Plan to see Seattle Aquarium and other attractions that appeal to you using our Seattle itinerary planner.
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  • This is a small aquarium but it's really quite enjoyable. There were several hands-on exhibits where kids of all ages could touch sea stars and anemones. The octopus was beautiful and we got to see hi...  more »
  • The place is jammed with kids, but you should expect that. The amazing variety of displays, touch the sea creatures and sea life is truly a joy to watch. 
  • Great way to end a vacation with a nice visit to the Aquarium. Easy access and a great space, fun for everyone. Plus the location gives plenty of options for additional things to do. 
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  • As city aquariums go its a solid 4.5 stars when comparing to the world's best. It is priced pretty steep so it deters casual return viewing. They could really bring in a lot more local traffic if they offered 1/2 price entrance with photo ID'ed ticket stubs. I am not gonna take out a loan to be some member when I have no idea how often I can make it back.
  • Superior educational experience for young and old. Semi-guided tours and touchable hands-on experiences with marine education everywhere. Just the right size for children of any age. What more could you ask for: a diver in scuba gear taking through scuba apparatus, touchable sea life , aquariums full of fish, birds , harbor seals , fresh water seals , and a gift shop.
  • Great place to take the kids if they are interested in animals. Some nice exhibits of local sea life and animals. The otters are entertaining to watch. The staff all seemed very friendly and knowledgeable. There were a few empty displays and a few that needed some upgrades, but overall it is definitely worth a visit.
  • It was interesting! The demonstration with the scuba diver was pretty cool. My favorite part was seeing the octopus and being able to touch the small ocean plants and creatures in the middle of the aquarium. But I feel like it's a little expensive considering what the aquarium has to offer.
  • Over all the aquarium is quite adequate. It is good entertainment for smaller children. The touch pools are great experience. For the price of admittance though, I feel the experience lacks for adults. Most exhibits are just aquariums. Not very many immersive learning options. The seals and otters are great.